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Arts Funding

Arms and the Man

George Heymont | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Artists of every persuasion are struggling to find new sources of financial support to help them feed their passion and realize their dreams.

Theaters Contribute to Social Justice and Meaningful Change in Communities

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

The arts are losing out in the wave of a new philanthropic emphasis on measurable "investment."

Westchester Mom Creates a REAL Neighborhood Arts Center

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Westchester mother of two and working artist Kathleen Marinaccio saw a need in her community for a place where adults, children, and families can exp...

Holiday Special: Celebrate With Dance and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

There is magic all around us in New York City during this season, with its spirit of togetherness, remembrance, and hope.

Aussie Singer/Songwriter Mark Wilkinson Plays CMJ Music Marathon Thursday, October 17

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.16.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Close on the heels of the release of his acclaimed second studio album, Australian singer/songwriter Mark Wilkinson started his first U.S. tour earlie...

Beggars' Banquet: New Music Schemes for New Music Dreams

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

For composers of New Music, these marketing tools are very helpful. There are so many marketing opportunities, in fact, that it would be difficult to list them all. Funding, however, is a different story.

Elevator Speeches

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While I never want to dissuade board members from serving as ambassadors for their organizations in their communities, I truly dislike the notion of a set elevator speech. I do not like the assumption that the organization can be reduced to a static group of sentences.

The Power of New Models

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When money concerns affect creativity, one is always likely to be more conventional, more easily accessible, more conservative, more boring.

A Treasured New York Icon Fights to Survive: New York Theatre Ballet Evicted

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The beloved New York Theatre Ballet is losing its home after 34 years, its impending demise another reminder that this world capital of arts and culture has become inhospitable to all but the behemoths.

In the Belly of the (Congressional Budgeting) Beast

Robin Bronk | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Robin Bronk

Some politicians have been open about their intention to "starve the beast." Well, this week in Washington, we've seen the clearest indication yet of this "starve the beast" approach in action. It turns out, though, that the "beast" we're starving is our own children and our investments in their future.

Juddy Talt Discusses His Break-Ups in the New Film Language of a Broken Heart

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Juddy Talt, the actor/writer who wrote and stars in the new film "Language of a Broken Heart" thinks he's really funny. Oh wait, he is.

What Can the American Love Affair With Paris Do for the Art World?

Annie Fabricant | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

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$2.4 Billion for Creative Europe Initiative

John M. Eger | Posted 04.27.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

There is genuine concern about Europe's financial stability and indeed, the future of the European Union (EU). The effort to foster a Creative Europe, however, holds unique promise.

5 Things the Dance Field Should Be Talking About in 2013

Marc Kirschner | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Marc Kirschner

Take away The Nutcracker, and what you end up with is profuse sweating, retching, agitation and massive irritability. Guess what? That time for rehabilitation is coming. Why?

Thank God There's No Black Monday in the Arts World, or Maybe There Should Be?

Jade Simmons | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

What the arts world needs is fresh vision that can adapt to the new crop of talent being cultivated, continually inspire the guard currently in place and make innovative, rather than obligatory use of new technology and ways of communicating.

The Kickstarter Mindset: An Artist's Curse

Jade Simmons | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

What started out as an innovative program to assist artists in getting worthy projects off the ground could turn into a continued excuse not to get back to creative work that doubles as a viable way to support that art making.

The Problem With 'New Models'

Adam Huttler | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Adam Huttler

Simply slashing budgets cannot save us from fiscal ruin. But it's disappointing that Michael Kaiser continues to dismiss the possibility that salvation may be more complex or require more radical innovation than simply doing more of the same, better.

The Arts Face Their Own Fiscal Cliff

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is not uncommon to read about huge deficits and cancelled seasons. Not surprisingly, orchestras are suffering the most. This has left many suggesting that we need new models for running arts organizations and others looking for draconian cuts.

Considering the Source: Which Contributes Most to the Well-being of Society -- Science or Art?

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Steven Paul Leiva

This fruit from the tree of knowledge may inspire awe and wonder, but does anyone really think it makes our days better and brighter?

What Did the 2012 Election Mean for the D.C. Arts Community?

Robert Bettmann | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Robert Bettmann

While local arts organizations only expect a small percentage of their budget to come from government funding, that funding is critical to a healthy and bountiful arts ecosystem.

The Arts Aren't Red or Blue

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 01.07.2013 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Every four years America gets another chance to make its voice heard. And every four years the American arts community, in a way, gets a bit of a fiscal makeover.

Why Anyone Who Values the Arts Should Care About This Election

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

Please don't just vote for someone because of how you think it will affect your wallet -- vote for someone who wants to improve your quality of life on many different levels. Let's encourage Americans to continue innovating in every area that we are capable of -- including the arts.

Invest In The Arts, Boost The Economy?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

ART MEANS BUSINESS -- more than $1.7 billion of business for Colorado in 2011, according to a study released Wednesday by the Colorado Business Commit...

Katherine Brooks

What Is The Economic Value Of Art?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts

Nobody puts the Arts sector in a corner. That's pretty much what the National Endowment of Arts said when they announced their partnership with the Bu...

The Victimization of Big Bird and What It Means for Artists

Nora Younkin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

I don't believe the arts can, or should, stand on their own. Even more worrisome than Romney's statements themselves is the ideology from which they spring up. The arts are not nonpartisan.